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Product Beat Friday

Spring 2015 Legal Technology Scouting Report

By | Apr.10.15 | No Comments

With ABA TECHSHOW 2015 taking place April 16-18 in Chicago, we’re scoping out some of the most intriguing product updates and launches so far this year — including highlights from the announcements crossing our screens as the legal technology companies …Continue reading »


The New LexisNexis Firm Manager Emerges 

By | Dec.04.14 | 4 Comments

In February 2014, LexisNexis relaunched the original 2011 Firm Manager, its online law practice management program for solo and small firm lawyers. Why the original product didn’t gain much traction isn’t relevant, because the new Firm Manager shines. Still, its development history provides some …Continue reading »


Product Review

Rocket Matter for iPad: Finally, Truly Mobile Practice Management

By | Oct.02.14 | 4 Comments

I’ve been waiting a long time to write this post — almost four years! Ever since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, I believed it would make the perfect platform for a practice management tool. Attendees at …Continue reading »


Practice Management Technology

Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App

By | Sep.22.14 | No Comments

At the Clio Cloud Conference, starting today in Chicago, Clio announced the latest iteration of its cloud-based law practice management platform — Clio Next. And there’s more: Clio announced an exclusive integration between Clio and Fastcase, the popular legal research app, along …Continue reading »


Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

By | Sep.17.14 | No Comments

For legal technology, it’s been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice management software want to help improve the business side of your practice, too — steadily adding features …Continue reading »


Product Review

Cloud and Clear: Abacus Pivots

By | Sep.10.14 | 1 Comment

It is the nature of an abacus to shift — beads making time, marking off distance and space. An experienced abacist knows the score. Still, you’ve gotta have the stones to make the big moves. In 2014, …Continue reading »


Technology Review

Windows Programs on a Mac? The CrossOver Option

By | Sep.05.13 | No Comments

I had expected to give CrossOver a resounding “buy” recommendation for anyone with a need to run Windows programs natively on a Mac computer. Unfortunately, even though CrossOver is the perfect answer to our office’s …Continue reading »


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What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013

By | Apr.03.13 | 5 Comments

ABA TECHSHOW 2013 starts this week in Chicago, April 4-6, so for this “Product Beat” we have a preview of some wares being demonstrated in the exhibition hall—including highlights from announcements released just in time …Continue reading »


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Keeping an EagleEye on Typos

By | Feb.27.13 | 1 Comment

If your practice involves large deals and larger documents, then you know the drafting havoc that word processing can create. Clearly, we save time when we start with legacy documents, copy and paste from other …Continue reading »


Weekend Product Beat

New Products Tackle Common Pains

By | Nov.17.12 | No Comments

This week we were invited to demo two new products aimed at alleviating some of the pain involved in two key areas of law practice: legal research and landing new clients. PacerPRO is a new online research …Continue reading »